Travelport has announced the appointment of Mark M

first_imgTravelport has announced the appointment of Mark Meehan as Managing Director of its newly formed Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) region.In his new role, Meehan will focus on bringing greater alignment across Travelport’s operations in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa; high growth territories that share commonalities in customer needs and operational delivery. While he will continue to be based in Singapore, where he lives with his family, he will also regularly work from Travelport’s office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which acts as the company’s sub-regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa. Meehan has built a distinguished career at Travelport, having been successful in a range of high-profile global and regional roles over his 19-year tenure with the company. Most recently, he was Managing Director of Travelport’s Asia Pacific operations, which grew by 10% during 2017. Prior to this, Meehan was Managing Director for Travelport Africa, a role that saw him grow the company’s share across the continent and establish owned operations in both South Africa and Kenya. Before his time in Africa, Meehan was Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Travelport, charged with driving excellence in customer service across the business. He also held the role of Vice President of Finance and Acquisition, where he led the integration of several businesses acquired in countries including the United Kingdom, Italy and Denmark.Stephen Shurrock, Chief Commercial Officer at Travelport, said: “We see substantial growth opportunities across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, which we feel will be best realized through a more united operational approach. In Mark, we have the perfect person to lead this new region. His exceptional leadership skills, proven track record and deep understanding of territories across APACMEA are second to none. I look forward to working closely with him to accelerate the region’s collective commercial success.” appointmentsTravelportlast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Well, when you put it that way. Larry Fitzgerald is going to get paid. At 27-years-old, the Cardinals star is just entering his prime. A free agent at the end of the season, Cards GM Rod Graves said money is really no object in negotiations for a contract extension“We are prepared to make Larry the highest-paid player in our history and we are prepared to make him one of the highest-paid players in the National Football League,” Graves told Sports 620 KTAR. “So I see no reason why we can’t get a deal in place before the start of the season.” Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Minnesota Vikings general manager Dominic Fratus selectedhighly-touted cornerback Morris Claiborne out of LSU.Claiborne was a projected top-five pick, but not manyexperts had him going third overall. The fourth and fifth picks were two big time playmakers incollege. The Cleveland Browns (represented by Bing Brown)nabbed running back Trent Richardson out of Alabama andOklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon was taken by theTampa Bay Buccaneers and their GM Jay Johnston. Four offensive impact players get taken off the board withthe top corner in the draft being the other selection inthe top five. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img The following story is related to Doug & Wolf’s MockDraft, presented by Bud Light. The draft took placeWednesday at Talking Stick Resort as a precursor toThursday’s actual 2012 NFL Draft.There were no surprises at the top of the Doug & Wolf’s MockDraft as the Indianapolis Colts (represented by GMHeber Reed) and Washington Redskins (by Stephan Francois)took Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III with the top twoselections. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

And Tyrann Mathieu has learned three different pos

first_imgAnd Tyrann Mathieu has learned three different positions for three personnel packages! He has played corner, nickel corner and safety in base, nickel and dime personnel packages. He knows it and is making plays.For a former player like myself, understanding how complex the game is at this level, I could not be any more impressed. But I’m not the only one impressed.One scout told me that Tyrann Mathieu was, “pound-for-pound, the best player on the field.” And while conversing with an offensive assistant coach he told me that he believed, “No. 32 was going to change the team.” My jaw is still hanging as I write this. These are things you don’t hear from grizzled, hardcore professionals. And yet all of it won’t matter unless Tyrann understands the burden he carries. It will all be for naught if he doesn’t accept the responsibility of keeping himself on the straight and narrow.Risk/reward is something every GM must take into account when bringing a player into the organization. And Mathieu was a risk; but as it stands right now, Steve Keim should buy a lottery ticket. – / 38 Over the weekend I experienced something that I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Hardcore NFL scouts and coaches are raving about Tyrann Mathieu, the Cardinals’ third-round pick out of LSU. Mathieu has always been an excellent football player, but his adjustment — mentally — to the National Football League has been nothing short of stunning.The most difficult aspect of making the transition from college to the NFL is found between the ears. The game is so much more complicated, complex and volatile; schemes are multifaceted and evolving. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories According to Katz, it all adds up to the Cardinals having a 42 percent chance to win the NFC and reach the Super Bowl, while the Panthers boast a 39 percent mark. The Seattle Seahawks are third at nine percent.And, should the Cardinals make good on their odds and reach the big game?The AFC’s Super Bowl representative is much more unclear, which is one factor contributing to each team’s seemingly low Super Bowl odds. The Patriots, Bengals and Broncos all have between a 20 percent and 35 percent chance to win the conference, but no matter which team represents the AFC, FPI would favor the Cardinals by at least one point against any opponent on Feb. 7.So there you go. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, is congratulated by quarterback Carson Palmer after catching a pass during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Ram on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in St. Louis. With the reception, Fitzgerald has surpassed Andre Johnson as the youngest player to reach 1,000 career receptions in NFL history. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Again, though, there are four regular season games left, and for the Cardinals, each one is against a team that may very well reach the postseason along with them. Still, as of now Sharon Katz writes how ESPN’s Football Power Index (ESPN Insider) says Arizona is the favorite to win the NFC and has the best chance of any team from either conference to win Super Bowl 50.There are many reasons for why their system favors the Cardinals, but the first they list is how the team is one of the most balanced in the NFL in terms of offense and defense, where they rank first and third, respectively, in efficiency.They are just the third team in the past 10 seasons to rank in the top three on both sides of the ball this late in the season (Texans 2012, Colts 2007).Why is Arizona’s offense so good? The piece points to quarterback Carson Palmer, who it says is having an MVP-caliber season. He leads in their Total QBR stat, posting a mark above 50 in every game this season. Katz points out that the last three QBs to start a season with 12 straight games — Aaron Rodgers in 2011, Peyton Manning in 2009 and Tom Brady in 2007 —  with a QBR above 50 all won the MVP that season. The 35-year-old Palmer has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 3,693 yards and 29 touchdowns with just nine interceptions.The story notes how Palmer is helped by a trio of excellent receivers, with Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Michael Floyd leading all wideouts in yards and 20-yard receptions.Fitzgerald topped the 1,000-yard mark in last Sunday’s win over the Rams (he’s at 1,047), while Brown (817) and Floyd (550) could each reach the plateau. The last time the Cardinals had three receivers tally at least 1,000 yards was 2008, when Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston accomplished the feat.The Cardinals reached the Super Bowl that season, by the way.Arizona’s success is not solely attributable to the offense, however, as Katz points out the team’s defense — led by a secondary that leads the league in interceptions while allowing the lowest completion percentage on throws of 15-plus yards in the NFL.Because of all of these factors, Arizona is projected to be about 1.1 points better than any other team on a neutral field and about 2.7 points better than Carolina.Of course, should the Cardinals play the Panthers odds are it will not happen on a neutral field, as they are currently 12-0 and in prime position to earn the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs, meaning they will be playing home games until the Super Bowl. The FPI gives Carolina a 90 percent chance to keep the top spot, meaning Arizona would have to go on the road once if it is to reach Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. With that, their projections have the Cardinals beating the Panthers about 50 percent of the time. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo As anyone who followed the Arizona Cardinals last season could tell you, there is still much football left to be played before any real postseason predictions can be made.Shoot, Cardinals fans may tell you there’s too much football left to be played.At 10-2, Arizona is in great position to not only win the NFC West for the first time since 2009, but also earn a first-round bye courtesy of being one of the NFC’s top two seeds. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgChicago Bears offensive tackle Bradley Sowell (79) celebrates a touchdown reception with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The Bears placed fifth in Doug Franz’s power rankings and fourth in Paul Calvisi’s. Related LinksCardinals draft Ohio State DE Nick Bosa in McShay’s 1st NFL mockThe Consensus Week 15: SB Nation rankings save Cardinals from cellarBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals try to salvage road win against FalconsRon Wolfley did not follow suit. He simply had the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs leap-frog the Patriots in his rankings compared to a week ago — this after New England fell on a wild two-lateral play in the final seconds against the Miami Dolphins.Calvisi dinged the Pats for that loss. They ranked second in his power poll last week but moved out of Calvisi’s top-five entirely, allowing for the Dallas Cowboys to enter. Dallas won its fifth in a row, beating the Eagles 29-23 this week.Maybe the other big takeaway from this week: a Rams loss wasn’t a cause for panic, as two of our pollsters kept them steady at No. 1 while Franz slid them down from second to third despite the loss to Chicago.A peek at each of the guys’ power polls are below:Doug Franz5. Bears4. Chargers3. Rams2. Chiefs1. SaintsRon Wolfley5. Patriots4. Chargers3. Chiefs2. Saints1. RamsPaul Calvisi5. Cowboys4. Bears3. Chiefs2. Saints1. Rams Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Chicago Bears have arrived. There’s hardly a better way to announce that than holding an 11-2 Los Angeles Rams juggernaut to six points on Sunday.Also, Bradley Sowell scored a touchdown. Yeah, that Bradley Sowell, the backup offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-15.Anyway, all that made for a 15-6 victory that moved the Bears to 9-4 on the season. And also thanks to a loss by the Texans against the Indianapolis Colts that ended a nine-game winning streak for Houston, Chicago found itself in the Week 15 Doug & Wolf power poll. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedeasyJet to introduce twice-daily flights to Zurich and Vienna this wintereasyJet to introduce twice-daily flights to Zurich and Vienna this winterDemand for Turkey holidays results in introduction of new flightsMore Brits are booking flights to Turkey for their summer holiday this year,UK Travellers Avoiding USA says SkyscannerUK Travellers Avoiding USA says Skyscannerlast_img read more

6 The Prince of Wales Moseley Just last week the

first_img6. The Prince of Wales, MoseleyJust last week the managers of this traditional boozer with a twist got to number one in the rankings after coming top in the UK Licensee of the Year awards, beating 49,999 other publicans to the title. A mile from the ground in the village of Moseley, it has a cosy, traditional front bar with a fireplace, a cocktail lounge, and a wine shed (or Shed du Vin) in the garden, as well as a cigar lounge offering a selection of Cuba’s best. From Thursday to Sunday, the garden also plays host to the excellent Chillidogdogs street food van. Local Lashford’s sausages in brioche buns are topped with a selection of sloppy sauces, so make sure to keep your guard if you want to stay clean.7. Old Moseley Arms, MoseleyThis backstreet boozer, known as ‘The Old Mo’ to locals is not far from the Balti Triangle and was rewarded as Birmingham’s Camra pub of the year last year thanks to its excellent ‘pint and curry’ deals. There are always five real ales on hand-pull, and a tandoori oven on the go seven days a week, as well as four large screens to catch up on action, a pool table and a darts board. Smokers are catered for too thanks to a smoking shelter that’s kept toasty warm by a log-burning stove.8. Diwan Balti, MoseleyAnother Moseley stalwart, Diwan Balti is famed as both one of the original three curry houses in Birmingham, but also as the place where David Cameron was bowled over by their spicy cuisine. The PM was taken to the Indian institution by wife Sam Cam as a 46th birthday treat during the 2012 Conservative Party Conference. It’s open only in the evenings though, so make sure you head there after the end of play.Posted by Diwan Balti on Friday, 20 January 20129. Merry Maid Grill and Bar, MoseleyThis Victorian pub that’s been converted to a great pub-cum-Indian restaurant is home to a real culture clash. Owned by a pair of Sikh brothers, one supports Birmingham and the other is an Aston Villa fan – when it comes to cricket though, they put their differences to one side to serve fabulous food to Warwickshire and England fans. They often offer tickets to matches, and there’s a great pool room – but don’t expect to hustle them for cash, the bar’s team are current Birmingham pub league champs.Large Mix Grill, Naans, Salad And SaucesPosted by The Merrymaid Bar and Grill on Thursday, 1 November 201210. Ashiana, MoseleyPersian cuisine meets Afghan at this cosy little Moseley restaurant with wooden floors and banquette seating. Dishes consist of a number of different mezes, spicy kebabs, Afghan curries and fish grills. Recently opened in the afternoons, it makes a great lunch spot … and tea is thrown in for free.Posted by Ashiana Restaurant Birmingham on Tuesday, 20 January 2015Looking for more tips on what to see and do in Birmingham? Have a look at our top 6 must-sees when you’re in town.Or are you heading off to Headingley for a cricket match? Check out this guide on the best places to eat and drink near the stadium.Check out 12 of the world’s best cricket stadiums, with videos and amazing photos of the grounds.For EVEN more, check out Skyscanner’s centre for all things cricket this summer.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related12 of the world’s best cricket groundsTo celebrate the start of The Ashes, take a tour of some of the best cricket grounds in the UK and beyond.Adam Lyth’s life of travelRising England cricket star, Adam Lyth reminisces about holidays gone by and gives us the inside scoop on his favourite destinations.Leeds: 10 places to eat and drink in HeadingleyThe best restaurants and bars in the suburbs of Leeds for cricket fans or anyone with a love of BBQ and beer! The second largest cricket ground in the country, Edgbaston, home of Warwickshire County cricket club, is also the one England players prefer to play at – the unique atmosphere of the south Birmingham ground is said to act as a 12th man for the team, and the atmosphere generated by fans has been compared to that of much bigger grounds, such as Calcutta’s Eden Gardens, by former England captain Alec Stewart.Its surrounds are just as unique: The University of Birmingham is close by, as are many ethnic areas including the Balti Triangle meaning Indian, Lebanese and Moroccan restaurants happily sit side by side with traditional boozers. Sample these choices at the top of the batting order when you visit and you won’t go wrong.1. Simpsons, EdgbastonFor top-class food in Birmingham, it’s hard to beat Simpsons. Set in a Grade-II listed building, it’s held a Michelin star for more than 20 years, thanks to the efforts of owner Andreas Antona, chef director Luke Tipping, and head chef Matt Cheal. The building is currently undergoing a refurbishment, but the restaurant remains open minus its terrace.After a week of the restaurant being taken over by electricians ~ we are really looking forward to welcoming our customers back.To book for the weekend call reservations on 0121 454 3434.#businessopenasusualPosted by Simpsons Restaurant on Thursday, 4 June 20152. Damascena Coffee House, MoseleyA mile from the ground, this Lebanese-influenced café has only been open for a year but has already picked up awards as winner of the Moseley in Bloom competition and the best coffee house in the city according to local paper The Birmingham Post. There’s a cute outside area decorated with lanterns, naturally great coffee and tasty homemade mezé-style dishes that are great for sharing.3. The High Field, EdgbastonClose to Five Ways train station and opposite Simpsons, this new gastropub opened just last September and has been pulling in an increasing number of more discerning punters since. Set in a converted villa as bright as cricket whites, it has a leafy garden, good beers and juicy Sunday lunches. Every Friday night, the garden plays host to a BBQ evening (weather permitting) and there are good breakfasts if you want to tuck in before the captains toss the coin.Our new canopy is up in the terrace area, ready for the sunny days ahead! Join us in the sun for an after work beverage or quick treat off our new summer menu! #summerisfinallyherePosted by The High Field on Thursday, 4 June 20154. Sir Harry’s Chippy, EdgbastonA Sir Viv Richards six hit from the ground, Sir Harry’s is much more than the chippy the name suggests. This cheap and cheerful takeaway also offers pizzas, fried chicken and halal dishes, as well as a vast range of kebabs, pasties and chip shop specials such as pickled eggs. You can even combine the different take-away styles into one with some dishes. Donner kebab pizza anyone?5. Waters on The Square, EdgbastonMichelin-starred Andy Waters returned to Birmingham with this relatively new restaurant that’s already picked up a Diners Choice award from Open Table for 2015. Wednesdays and Sundays are the best days to go thanks to a special ‘five courses for £29.50’ surprise menu that’s as exciting as a Ben Stokes century. Allow yourself a bit of time to get there if you go at the end of play, it’s at the other end of Edgbaston from the ground and post-play traffic can slow the journey down.Don’t forget to have 20% off! Download your voucher here: http://bit.ly/14KiwTiPosted by Waters on the Square on Monday, 9 February 2015last_img read more

New York New York – Reported by Mike Espindle for

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Mike Espindle for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThere is no doubt that Nextant’s unique concept, design approach and 6,000 man-hour manufacturing processes are all radical: Radically challenging the existing precepts of what a “new” private jet is and radically transforming the performance characteristics of a workhorse Beechjet to deliver a 30 percent reduction in operating costs and increase mission range by 50 percent. New Williams engines, new Rockwell avionics, new wiring, a refurbished interior and structural and aerodynamic modifications all combine to deliver a singularly modern and coherent design, all for just under $4 million. The Nextant 400XT is the world’s only FAA-certified remanufactured jet. Nonstop city pairs like Aspen and Teterboro (even given Aspen’s “high and hot” performance requirements), Los Angeles and Chicago and Miami and Detroit pose no problem for the extended-range aircraft. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jay Heublein told us, “The Nextant 400XT’s exceptional combination of value and performance—including its dramatic improvements in range and best-in-class operating economics—are making it the aircraft of choice for private aviation. As awareness of the 400XT grows, we are seeing increasing interest from corporate flight departments and affluent individual buyers, as well as from providers of high-end charter and fractional ownership aviation services, in the US, Europe and elsewhere.” Nextant has already logged a major sale of 40 aircraft to fractional operator Flight Options.Fast FactsNextant 400XT Price: $3.9 million Passengers: 2 crew, 8 passengers Certification: September 2011 Range: 2,005 NM (2,307 statute miles) External dimensions: 48 feet, 5 inches long; 13 feet, 11 inches high; 43 feet, 6 inches of wingspan Internal dimensions: 15 feet, 6 inches long; 4 feet, 9 inches high; 4 feet, 11 inches wide Maximum speed: 460 ktas (530 mph) Engines: Two Williams FJ44-3AP engineswww.nextantaerospace.comlast_img read more

For travelers who would prefer to indulge as oppos

first_imgFor travelers who would prefer to indulge as opposed to scale back, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa has created an over-the-top “Grand Romance” Package. Couples who book Grand Wailea’s “Grand Romance” Package will enjoy:*An evening of romance at sea with a private sunset dinner cruise complete with a personal chef *Romantic Six Hands Duo Massage during which three expert therapists perform a treatment composed of six hands moving in synchronization over the entire body at the luxurious Spa Grande *One-night’s accommodations in the resort’s most luxurious suite, the Grand Suite, located in the exclusive Napua Towerwww.grandwailea.comlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2018 4:25 am PDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 5:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Taj Mahal performs “Hometown Blues” at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All-Stars are among the nominees for the Blues Music Awards on May 10, 2018, in Tennessee. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All-Stars are among the nominees for this year’s Blues Music Awards in Tennessee.Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wee Willie Walker and Rick Estrin also are nominated for Blues Music Awards announced Monday.The Blues Foundation will present the awards May 10 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The awards honour exceptional achievements in performances, recordings and songwriting in the blues genre.Past winners who received nominations this year include Curtis Salgado, Diunna Greenleaf, Lurrie Bell and Bobby Rush.center_img Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal among Blues Music Awards nomineeslast_img read more

21st Century Fox offers more concessions in bid fo

first_img21st Century Fox offers more concessions in bid for Sky by The Associated Press Posted Apr 3, 2018 12:42 am PDT Last Updated Apr 3, 2018 at 1:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – 21st Century Fox has offered new proposals to insulate Sky’s news operations from Rupert Murdoch’s influence in its ongoing bid to take full control of the London-based pay TV company.Fox said Tuesday it proposes to either sell Sky News to Walt Disney or comprehensively ringfence Sky News.It said in a regulatory filing it has worked “diligently” with Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority to come up with proposals that would “safeguard the editorial independence of Sky News” and address the agency’s concerns.The agency is considering whether to recommend the Fox deal for Sky to Culture Secretary Matt Hancock for approval.It has reached a preliminary finding that the 11.7 billion-pound ($16.5 billion) takeover would give Murdoch excessive control over Britain’s media.last_img read more

by David Friend The Canadian Press Posted Aug

first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 1, 2018 3:10 am PDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2018 at 4:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Shawn Mendes eclipses Drake, leading with eight nominations at iHeartRadio MMVAs Shawn Mendes performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. Mendes is giving fellow Canadian artist Drake some stiff competition at the iHeartRadio MMVAs. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) center_img TORONTO – Shawn Mendes is giving fellow Canadian artist Drake some stiff competition at the iHeartRadio MMVAs.The 19-year-old pop singer from Pickering, Ont., is the frontrunner this year with eight nominations — racking up one more nod than the Toronto rapper.Both performers will face-off in some categories at the televised awards show on Aug. 26.Mendes and Drake are in the running for artist of the year, where they’re competing with the likes of Camilla Cabello, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and Post Malone.Other major nominees this year include Alessia Cara with five nominations while Sheeran and electronic dance producer Marshmello have four nods each. Singer Halsey has three nominations.The MMVAs will be hosted by Internet-famed rapper Awkwafina, who appears in “Ocean’s 8” and the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the book “Crazy Rich Asians.”A number of changes were introduced by organizers of the MMVAs this year, including a decision to revamp the event into a late-August shindig after it spent over a decade marking the start the summer season.The shift gave them a prime opportunity to plunge into the perennial debate over which popular track should be crowned the song of the summer.They’ve introduced the new category with a stacked list that will be instantly recognizable to Top 40 radio listeners, including Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be,” Cardi B’s “I Like It,” and “Body,” a song produced by London, Ont.-raised production duo Loud Luxury.Other nominees in the song of the summer category include Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s “Friends,” Zedd and Maren Morris’ “The Middle” and Drake’s “Nice for What,” a choice that may baffle his fans since the song “In My Feelings” exploded in popularity over the summer driven by viral dance challenge that’s spread on social media.The MMVAs, which will air on Much and CTV and stream through various Bell Media platforms, are set to feature performances by Mendes, Cara, Halsey and Meghan Trainor.— Follow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

NEW YORK — Put a handle on it If you dont know

first_img NEW YORK — Put a handle on it.If you don’t know what that means, you might not call elders by “Mr.,” ”Miss” or “Mrs.,” insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself. If you’ve heard the term, you’re likely familiar with the history of the politics of respectability and what that means to some African Americans, pro and con.Are you from the North or the South? A small town or big city native? From a religious, school or immigrant community that uses elder honorifics? Perhaps you’re Professor, Doctor or Judge.All of the above were widely debated on social media last week, focused on an old talk-show clip of the late Maya Angelou sharply chiding a teen girl for addressing her as Maya rather than Miss Angelou before asking the poet and memoirist for her views on interracial marriage.“I’m not ‘Maya.’ I’m 62 years old. I have lived so long and tried so hard that a young woman like you, or any other, you have no license to come up to me and call me by my first name. That’s first,” she said to claps from the audience. “Also, because at the same time, I am your mother, I am your auntie, I’m your teacher, I’m your professor. You see?”Angelou, who was black, apologized later in the show to the girl, Kim, also black.Pierre Phipps, who tweeted the snippet dating to around 1990, has heard from all sides since then, and said opinions were varied and plentiful.The 29-year-old Phipps, whose Twitter handle is @PrinceCharmingP, can’t remember where he found the vintage exchange when he tweeted it out March 14 with: “I can’t wait to turn 30 so I can read one of yall for calling me by my first name like this:”He told The Associated Press by phone Monday that he was surprised at the attention the tweet has received, especially among young people who disagreed with Angelou. She died in 2014 at age 86, and also favoured the title Dr. in light of her numerous honorary doctorates.“They think Miss Angelou’s response was very elitist. They were really, really pissed about it,” said Phipps, who lives in Los Angeles and writes for television. “We’re living in progressive times and a lot of people said once they turn 18, they feel like they have an even platform no matter how old you are. History is no longer playing a part in how we go about our everyday lives. History is becoming history.”Phipps grew up in Chicago, but he has plenty of older female relatives from the South, including Mississippi and Alabama.“It’s an unwritten rule on respect for elders in which a lot of us were born and raised to ‘put a handle on it,’” he said. “Me personally, coming from a strong black Southern family, I didn’t see anything wrong with her response. Everyone is raised differently.”Carrie Salow is a 55-year-old mother of two girls in Phoenix, where she moved from Grand Rapids, Michigan, when she was 15.“I absolutely expect my teen daughters to call their friends’ parents Mr. and Mrs., and I expect the same,” said Salow, who is white. “The kids who live across the street from us are now young adults, in and out of college. They still call me Mrs. Salow and I feel it is appropriate.”Valencia Bey, 49, was born and raised in Chicago and now lives in nearby Oak Park, Illinois. She spent most of her summers in Shelby, Mississippi, with her maternal grandparents and extended family.“You just did NOT call elders by their first name,” said Bey, who is black. “I was taught by folks who felt the way Ms. Angelou did. Addressing someone as Mr. or Miss was a sign of respect, especially those who came from the Jim Crow South, where calling a grown black person by their first name was a sign of disrespect. White people would purposely not call them Mr. or Mrs. or Miss to reinforce that they were considered inferior.”Against the backdrop of African American history, such honorifics are heavy indeed.“Like Angelou, our elders have lived lives some of us can only imagine, especially if they grew up in a society that was founded on white supremacy,” wrote Britni Danielle, in a piece about the tweet at Essence online.“Often times, they weren’t given the respect they were due by the outside world, which regularly sought to humiliate and dehumanize them at every turn. Those who did dare speak up and demand their propers did so knowing the price could be steep,” she wrote.The 55-year-old Lucy O’Donnell, with a nearly 18-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son in Los Angeles, was raised in Arlington, Virginia.“Two of my daughter’s friends initially addressed me as Mrs., and I have to say I hadn’t even given it a thought until then. I told them that they were welcome to call me by my first name but that if it was important in their households to address adults more formally that was fine, too,” said O’Donnell, who is white. “Both switched to Lucy pretty quickly. The only tradition I can’t abide is Mrs. and a husband’s first and last name.”Danielle acknowledged young blacks responding to Phipps’ tweet who thought Angelou was out of line, writing:“We live in a time where some people don’t really value the things and people who came before them. That’s how we get shirts declaring, ‘I’m not my ancestors,’ or people looking to cancel dead Black writers like Angelou because they do not like an answer they’d given decades ago without understanding the context of the times.”Leanne Italie, The Associated Press by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2019 9:31 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate FILE – In this May 20, 2010 file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. How we address our elders and why set off a social media debate recently after a Los Angeles scriptwriter tweeted an old TV clip of Angelou rebuking a young woman for calling her by her first name. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File) last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2019 9:44 am PDT ROME — The publishing house Mondadori says Italy’s popular writer, actor and director Luciano De Crescenzo has died in Rome at 90 after being hospitalized for a few days.Born in Naples on August 20, 1928, De Crescenzo gained famed in 1977 with his bestseller “Così parlò Bellavista” (“Thus spoke Bellavista”), a collection of anecdotes about his beloved Naples.Over the years, De Crescenzo became an internationally successful author. His books sold almost 20 million copies in Italy and abroad and were translated in 25 countries.De Crescenzo was particularly successful in delivering philosophy to the general public with his books. In the 1980s he debuted as actor in “Il pap’occhio,” (“In the Pope’s Eye”), a comedy directed by Renzo Arbore and starring Oscar-winning actor Roberto Benigni.The Associated Presscenter_img Italian writer, director Luciano De Crescenzo dies at 90last_img read more

February 17 2012Many good things are happening y

first_imgFebruary 17, 2012Many good things are happening, yesterday brought an article in the New York Times, written by Michael Tortorello, who visited Arcosanti in January. A highlight of the article are gorgeous photos by Flagstaff photographer John Burcham, see Arcosanti photos. We’re were also on the air live yesterday afternoon, Thursday Feb 16, on KQNA 99.9FM, with a 20 minute discussion about the new LEAN LINEAR CITY Book, conducted on Q & A by Sandy Moss with Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein . Link will be added as soon as available.On February 7. 2012 KNAU And Arizona News had an interview with Paolo Soleri on the news at 4:16 PM. The interview was conducted by Prof. Constance Devereaux, Program Coordinator NAU Arts and Cultural Management. In addition, notes on Arcosanti appear this month, February 2012, in the following publications US AIR MAGAZINEBeautiful photo of the Soleri BridgeINTERIOR DESIGN magazinearticle about a San Diego collector of early Soleri workARCHITECTURAL DIGEST magazinehouse on Shelter Island with a Soleri bell; owners visited here last monthART IN AMERICA magazinearticle on work of artist Doug Aitken pictured at ArcosantiTECHONOMY 2011, A Report from the Conference Quote by Jeff Stein FROMMERS TRAVEL“10 Towns that Do things Their Own Way”, see FrommersLA TIMES“100 cool places in Arizona” on 2/14/2012 with a listing of Arcosanti, see at LA TimesAAA HIGHROADS“Local Legends” Paolo Soleri one of 8 famous Arizonians, ‘that we’re proud to call our own’IN ADDITION: The following universities are working on Arcosanti-idea-related projects.Northern Arizona UniversityProf. Constance Devereaux, Arts ManagementProf. Stefan Sommer, SustainabilityProf. George Speer, NAU Art MuseumProf. Kathleen McGeever, TheatreProf. Jen McLerren, Museum StudiesProf. Jason Matteson, Ethics/PhilosophyArizona State UniversityProf. John Meunier, ArchitectureProf. Jason Griffiths, ArchitectureCal Poly PomonaProf. George Proctor, Architecture/ComputersStrathclyde University/Glasgow, ScotlandProf. David Grierson, ArchitectureUniversity of HoustonProf. Peter Zweig [photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: Jeff Stein, Sue]last_img read more

September 28 2012WEBSITE LAUNCH – A report by Tom

first_imgSeptember 28, 2012WEBSITE LAUNCH – A report by Tomiaki TamuraThe Arcosanti website was initiated by alumni Nathan Koren and Robert David in mid-1990s. Later webmaster Jeff Kunzelman, also an alum, ran the site which was maintained by Selvam Rajamani (Auroville, India) for many years until our new website was launched last month. Throughout those years, our network administrator Ivan Fritz and assistants (currently Travis Neal) have given IT support to our website operations.[Training session for the new web-site, from left: Frédéric Michaud, Mark Piecre, Travis Neal, Matteo DiMichele, the back of Laurence Chave and Anita Baker and Tomiaki Tamura; photo by Sue Kirsch]Our new Arcosanti website with new look and contents is a product of many people, mostly volunteers, working for the last few years. Mark Pierce took a lead in putting together all the components necessary to launch the site. Daniel Anderson provided the interface design and its initial CSS. A dynamic duo Laurence Chave and Frédéric Michaud provided us technical support on site at Arcosanti and off site from their home country Switzerland. As for the site content development and editing, Tracy McQuade gave us a good headstart, followed by Sue Kirsch, Matteo DiMichele, Erin Jeffries, Andrea Speed, and countless others who helped us directly and indirectly to make this new website a reality.[The switch over moment captured at Arcosanti: Mark Pierce (webmaster) working with Ivan Fritz (network administrator on the phone) for the new website to “go live” on August 15, 2012 –  photo by Tomiaki Tamura]It has been a long journey to get to this point. We now can focus on improving the site, instead of trying to launch one.Graphic and web designer Jeremy Schevling has joined us recently to help us launch the new website as an intern in graphics and website studio. He has been working on maintaining and improving the website which is always a work-in-progress.last_img read more

Three arrests after trouble at Tsirion stadium

first_imgThree police officers were slightly injured and three people were arrested at the AEL-Apollon match at Tsirion stadium in Limassol on Saturday night, police said.Before the start of the match fans incited violence at one of the entrances, at around 6.30 pm when they attacked stadium security who were monitoring the entryway. Police said some fans tried to close it off to stop the entrance of police officers.“Members of the police trying to enter were attacked by some fans of Apollon,” a police bulletin said. As more officers arrived to defuse the situation, the fans scattered. A team from the anti-riot unit MMAD was also there and these were attacked by fans with sticks, stones and bottles, the bulletin added.“During these episodes, three members of the police were injured and were treated at the first aid department of Limassol General Hospital,” police said.Three individuals, aged 20, 24 and 29 years respectively, all from Limassol, were detained.They were each remanded for three days on Sunday.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Two reported dead in highway accident Updated

first_imgTwo people, said to be a man and a woman, were killed on Sunday on the Nicosia-Limassol highway just outside the capital reports said.According to Politis, the accident occurred around 2pm near the GSP stadium.It appears the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and hit the barrier on the highway. Both occupants were trapped in the wreck and had to be cut loose by fire service personnel, the reports said. Neither had survived the impact and were dead at the scene.Police announced earlier on Sunday that due to a traffic accident they had closed part of the highway.They have yet to ofofficiallynnounce the details of the fatal accident.You May LikeYahoo SearchMedical Coding Jobs Are In Demand: See What You Could Earn. Research Medical Coding Class OnlineYahoo SearchUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more